Angela Bassett

The American Black Film Institute Pays Tribute to Angela Bassett as the People’s Icon at their 2017 Oscar Week Gala

Academy Award nominated actress, Angela Bassett, will be honored with the Reel Icon award by the American Black Film Institute at their annual “New, Next, Now Legend” Oscar Week gala for her iconic roles and career achievement as one of cinemas all-time favorite actors, in a poll conducted by American Black Film Institute.

The event will be held at the fabulous Prestons-over-Hollywood at the Hollywood Loews Hotel on Friday, February 24, 2017 and once again brings together actors, producers, writer/directors and top executives, as they celebrate and highlight the years’ accomplishments amid the backdrop of Hollywood’s most glamorous weekend.

ABFI’s theme for the evening “New, Next, Now, Legend” reflects its mission to preserve the cinematic legacy of African American films and films of the global black experience, while nurturing its current crop of emerging talented writers, directors and artists who give voice to the continued enhancement of the black experience on film.

“We are excited to bring the excitement and camaraderie of our previous Oscar festivities among industry professionals to Prestons-over-Hollywood, where we can pay well-deserved tribute to an iconic and well respected artist such as Angela Bassett, while fortifying partnerships, old and new, which is always the order of the day at the ABFI gala,” said American Black Film Institute Executive Director Gordon Kenney.

The ultra-chic venue which boasts a glass-enclosed wall-to-wall view of the iconic Hollywood sign and the Hollywood Hills, says it’s delighted to host Hollywood’s elite, in such an exclusive and elegant space, where the venues festivities at this time of year are normally reserved strictly for the Academy and its events.

With the theme, “New, Next, Now, Legend,” other artists receiving awards include rising star of Survivor’s Remorse and Independence Day 2, Jessie T. Usher, HBO breakout star Issa Rae, creator and executive Producer of HBO’s hit “Insecure,” Golden Globe nominated director Barry Jenkins, Moonlight’s Naomie Harris, and emerging screen talent Janelle Monae, whose turns in both “Hidden Figures” and “Moonlight” have been garnering critical praise, as a rising screen talent worth watching.

The American Black Film institute is a non-profit cinematic arts foundation, whose goal is to preserve and promote the legacy of diverse stories of people of color on film, while enhancing their financial viability and broadening their success.   With Academy Awards weekend as the backdrop, and a new crop of stars on the rise, the word is out that the 2017 ABFI gala promises to be among the events not to be missed. www.americanblackfilminstitute.org.

Design Moves

Design Moves showcases local Art Community

Last week, more than 50 professionals attending Design Moves Opening Mixer had the opportunity to network with like-minded individuals and enjoy some of south Florida’s most talented artists.

Design Moves worked with partners from local Oakland Park businesses who were encouraged to collaborate with the hybrid marketing and design company in hopes of unifying the community through the theme the evening, “Grow With Us”. Dicks Services Station, Tenth Level Tavern, In Her Zone, and Urban Farming respectively contributed to the event.

The highlight of the night surrounded the local artists showcasing their latest pieces on the walls of the Design Moves office. Sacha Suarez, Penelope Fedor, Kre8, YaniPaints, and Beth Autumn were the featured artists of the evening. By including a diverse group of artists Design Moves hoped guests would understand that inspiration for design and marketing is taken from all around them. They wanted to create an inspiring space for guests and clients at the event alike.

“We take inspiration from things all around us and by having these artists here we hope we provide something that inspires you,” said Marketing Assistant Monica Kioshi.

The Opening Mixer was the first time Design Moves has opened it’s doors to the Oakland Park & South Florida community since relocating from New Jersey. The estimated 2-hour long event persisted well into Friday evening showing what a successful, fun and inviting environment the Design Moves team created.

Linger Magazine was a proud partner of the Design Moves Opening Mixer.

Nervous System

Nervous System is a generative design studio that works at the intersection of science, art, and technology. Drawing inspiration from natural phenomena, they create computer simulations to generate designs and use digital fabrication to realize products.

Kinematics is a system for 4D printing that creates complex, foldable forms composed of articulated modules. The system provides a way to turn any three-dimensional shape into a flexible structure using 3D printing. Kinematics combines computational geometry techniques with rigid body physics and customization. Practically, Kinematics allows you to take large objects and compress them down for 3D printing through simulation. It also enables the production of intricately-patterned wearables that conform flexibly to the body.

This is how the Kinematic dress was born. The first Kinematics Dress was acquired by the Museum of Modern Art for its permanent collection.

Kinematics Dress by Nervous System – 3D Printed by Shapeways from Nervous System on Vimeo.

Art Nouveau Issue: July 2015

Art has always been layered throughout the scope of fashion. Each vision is an art piece that can transcend into a sense of style. Art takes away the mediocrity of trends and moves the spirit of those who appreciate creative talent. It is always important that art evokes emotion in its viewer and no one knows this better than fashion designers.

Creating unique is a process that takes talent and initiative to be bold. This issue is dedicated to such an artsy frame of mind. Art has shaped my entire life and has always been the most important element in my desire to launch Linger Magazine. Having always thought outside the box, I was determined for each cover of Linger to be viewed as a masterpiece. Almost all of the partnerships that I have obtained was always credited to our unique view of fashion.

Supporting the art community is very important to me and I feel that there could never be a fashion sense without an artistic eye. The interpretation of a vision of an artist is as equally magical as the creative edge of a designer. This issue is dedicated to those who are always seeking the platform to share their God-given talent to the world. I salute you.

Peace & Blessings,

Tiffany Tate
Editor-in-chief of Linger Magazine

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